Recorded over six long days in 2014, Mud Belief is the astonishing new album from the progressive London-based Perhaps Contraption, a twisted brass, art pop band that is equally part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant rock band. They have been attracting new fans by the bucketload including a number of BBC Radio DJs such as Tom Robinson and after watching their video for Droplets / Molecules above (our Song of the Day), you’ll maybe understand why.
Bands like this come along once in blue moon but a glimpse of them in action above would strongly suggest, to me at least, that you’d regret it if you missed an opportunity of seeing them perform live – so…you can catch them at Rich Mix, London tomorrow night (12 May) as they take to the stage to unleash their cocktail of jazz, punk, art pop and post-minimalism. A list of upcoming shows are below:
Perhaps Contraption Tour Dates
May 12 – Rich Mix, London
May 20 – Old Market Assembly, Bristol
May 21 – Prince Albert, Stroud
May 30 – Newbury Corn Exchange, Newbury
Jun 03 – Electrowerkz, London
Jun 10 – The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh
Jun 10 – Paper Dress Vintage Boutique, London
Jul 22 – Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester
Mud Belief releases on June 3rd and is available to order via Bandcamp: listen.perhapscontraption.co.uk/album/mud-belief-2.
Photo Credit: Daniel Ross